It is only by taking the right Garcinia Cambogia dosage that one can fully benefit from the immense weight loss power hidden in this revered extract. It is just the same way you need to take your medicine according to prescription. Overdosing or under-dosing on Garcinia will either lead to unwanted side-effects or less than desired results.
Fortunately, most manufacturers are keen to include dosage information on the label of their bottles. Always consult this information when planning your weight loss regimen with Garcinia Cambogia supplement. Below is an outline of how the right Garcinia Cambogia dosage is arrived at.
How Garcinia Cambogia Dosage Is Arrived At
The idea behind Garcinia Cambogia dosage is to produce optimum weight loss effect with the lowest possible dose. The following are some factors affecting Garcinia supplement dosage.
Old people are relatively sensitive to HCA because of considerable decline in renal and hepatic function. This decline may cause gradual accumulation of HCA in the body and thus lead to toxicity. Elderly individuals are thus required to consume less than the average dosage to prevent age-related alterations from interfering with the effectiveness of the supplement. Note: Garcinia should not be given to children under the age of 18 as studies to ascertain its effects to youngsters have yet to be published.
The ratio of body weight vs. amount of supplement consumed influences HCA concentration at the sites of action. Therefore, you may be required to adjust your dosage accordingly to suit your body’s needs. The average dosage provided for Garcinia Cambogia is considered suitable for individuals of 60 to 70 kg (150 pounds). If you weight anything above 100 kg it would be appropriate to take four (500mg) pills each day to maximize on the effects of this supplement. If you’re between 70kg and 100kg then stick to the recommended 3 (500mg) pills per day and you’ll be all right.
Body Surface Area (BSA)
There’s a very close relationship between BSA and the rate of physiological processes. As such people with larger bodies may require consuming more Garcinia Cambogia to see the required effects. Basically, you should start with the required 3 pills (500mg each) per day and then move on to 4 pills per day if the expected results are not forthcoming. If you don’t see much improvement then you might want to change your Garcinia product. Chances are that whatever you’re using falls short of the required 50% HCA content and that’s why your body is not responding as expected.
Naturally women are more susceptible to the effects of Garcinia supplement than men. Pregnant women are even more sensitive which is why they should not take this supplement. An obese woman weighing over 200 pounds should start by taking 3 pills of Garcinia everyday for a week. If no weight is lost within the first day then one should add an extra pill to their daily regimen (morning, noon, 4pm and 7pm). A man of the same weight should start with 4 pills a day. This should be reduced to 3 pills per day if side effects such as: itching, nausea and mild headaches are experienced.
Interaction With Other Drugs
Dr. Julie T. Chen the woman who introduced Garcinia to the world in a past episode of Dr Oz says that if you’re on medication or taking any OTC medication or supplement, you may need to use Garcinia at a different time. “In some cases you may not need to take it at all” adds the renowned integrative medicine specialist.
Cases where it may not be appropriate to use Garcinia Cambogia include:
- *If you’re diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease
- *You’re diabetic under insulin injections
It is however worth noting that these rules are not exclusive to Garcinia Cambogia supplement. They’re as well applicable to all drugs whether herbal or conventional.
Some Important Rules to Remember
Make sure your Garcinia product has at least 50% HCA. If you can find a product with 60% HCA that would actually be your best bet to lose weight faster.
Garcinia Cambogia dosage should be taken at least 1 hour before your main meals. Ideally before breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Take lots of water. This will ensure the supplement quickly gets into your system.
Garcinia is largely safe for you as according to scientists the lethal amounts for humans are way above 5000mg. This wide margin of safety should however not be abused at will. Always stick to the right Garcinia Cambogia dosage.
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